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Whales are creatures found in the Commonwealth and on the Island in 2287.


The creature is always found deceased along waterway coasts, sometimes with innards exposed. Others are on the decks of boats or found being fed upon by mirelurks. Some whale corpses will explode if struck.



Whales appear in Fallout 4 and its add-on Far Harbor.

Behind the scenes

  • The whale was designed by Gabrielle Adams and created in ZBrush. It is referred to as the "exploding whale" in her ArtStation portfolio. In game files, one render is named dolphin.
  • The whale found on the boat west of Beantown Brewery is a reference to the film Jaws. On the boat, a skeleton with a blue jacket, blue bandana and a machete can be found with a dead whale nearby. The outfit clothing and machete are very similar to the ones worn and used by Quint in the film, while the positioning of the whale matches that of where Jaws emerges and kills Quint. Underneath the boat, one will also find a diving cage resting on the river bed.
  • The whale is seen in the animation for the cut quest 20 Leagues Under the Sea.


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